Stereophile Staff  |  Feb 27, 2000  |  0 comments
In a move that could save exhibitors a considerable amount of money, the 2001 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is being rescheduled for a day earlier than previously announced. Originally planned to run from Sunday, January 7 through Wednesday, January 10, 2001, the show will now begin on Saturday, January 6 and run through Tuesday, January 9.
Barry Willis  |  Feb 27, 2000  |  0 comments
A slump in the music business is officially over. Sales of recorded music in the United States last year totaled $14.6 billion, an all-time high. The figure is a 6.3% increase from 1998's total of $13.7 billion, the previous record, according to a recent report from the Recording Industries Association of America (RIAA).
Stereophile Staff  |  Feb 27, 2000  |  0 comments
An Internet startup being organized by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and auctioneer Ted Owen will offer John Lennon's 30-year-old Steinway piano for auction some time in July. The piano is now on display in The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool and will remain there until October 9, which would have been Lennon's 60th birthday.
Jon Iverson  |  Feb 27, 2000  |  0 comments
In a statement that may have far-reaching ramifications for the online digital music-distribution business, last week Sonic Solutions and Sony announced at the Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in Paris that they would collaborate to integrate Sony's ATRAC3 (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding 3) into iMaster, Sonic's suite of tools for the preparation of compressed audio for Internet distribution.
Jonathan Scull  |  Feb 27, 2000  |  0 comments
This month's episode: First Things First.
Richard Lehnert  |  Feb 25, 2000  |  0 comments
KEITH JARRETT: The Melody at Night, With You
Keith Jarrett, piano
ECM 1675 (CD). 1999. Keith Jarrett, prod., eng.; Manfred Eicher, prod. DDD. TT: 55:18
Performance ****1/2
Sonics ****?
Stereophile Staff  |  Feb 21, 2000  |  0 comments
February 2000—We are now comfortably past all the millennial hype, which, by New Year's Eve, really had risen to a nauseating fever pitch. But it's hard not to look back to the times, the places, and, most of all, to the faces and personalities that populated the last hundred years.
Stereophile  |  Feb 20, 2000  |  100 comments

Several companies, such as TacT, SigTech, and Perpetual Technologies, are offering products that can digitally equalize your speakers to counteract problems in your listening room. Is this of interest to you?

Are you interested in products that can digitally equalize your system based on an analysis of your listening room?
Have already purchased
5% (11 votes)
Very interested
49% (111 votes)
23% (53 votes)
Slightly interested
9% (20 votes)
Not interested
14% (31 votes)
Total votes: 226
Stereophile Staff  |  Feb 20, 2000  |  0 comments
According to figures just released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), revenues from manufacturer-to-dealer sales of audio products in December 1999 totaled nearly $568 million, a 6.3% increase over the previous December. CEA reports that the strong month's sales pushed year-end revenue totals to their highest mark in four years: total audio shipment revenues in 1999 surpassed the $8 billion mark for the first time since 1995, growing by 2% over 1998.
Jon Iverson  |  Feb 20, 2000  |  0 comments
DVD-Audio has kept a low profile since its misfired "launch" late last year (see previous story), but has popped up again at this week's Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in Paris. Pioneer is demonstrating its latest generation of universal DVD players, recently released in Japan, using a new DVD-Audio disc, some of the contents of which were encoded using Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) technology to enable high-resolution surround sound.